Minn. Commerce Department Lays Out New Rules For Bail Bond IndustryMinnesota's commerce commissioner says "Wild West" tactics by some in the bail bond industry are over. State regulators have reached an agreement with 21 insurance companies that provide surety bonds to the state's bail bond industry. The Commerce Department oversees regulation of the industry because it's a form of insurance.
Commerce Dept.: Criminals Posing As Police In ID Theft CallsMinnesotans beware: criminals are aiming to steal your money by posing as members of law enforcement over the phone. The Minnesota Commerce Department says phone scammers are calling people and claiming they are investigating an identity fraud case that involves the victim.
Bill Would Have Commerce Dept. Do More To Return Unclaimed Funds Lawmakers are trying something new to return thousands of dollars to Minnesotans who may not know their money is missing.
Johnson Says Dayton's 'Lying' Over Health RatesMinnesota-based PreferredOne had some of the lowest insurance rates in the country on the MNsure website, but abruptly dropped out in September. Now, it's raising rates for some customers as much as 66 percent -- a jarring "market correction." Larry Jacobs studies the federal health care law for the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.
Republicans Cry Foul On Health Plan Rate Increases Minnesota Republicans are again accusing Gov. Mark Dayton's administration of using shoddy math to show a lower increase in policy costs through the state's health care exchange. State officials this week said plans on MNsure would rise by 4.5 percent on average for 2015. They got the figure by averaging each provider's average increase or decrease.
Early Snapshot Of 2015 MNsure Premiums Coming Up The state Commerce Department is preparing to release an early snapshot of 2015 premium rates for policies that will be sold on Minnesota's health insurance exchange, MNsure.
Dayton Hails US Gov't Duties On Foreign Steel Pipe Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is hailing the U.S. government's decision to impose duties on imports of steel pipe from South Korea, India and seven other countries.
Xcel Energy Reduces Minn. Rate Hike RequestXcel Energy has reduced its proposed Minnesota electric rate increase. The Minneapolis-based utility said Monday it lowered its proposed rate increase to 8.2 percent. Xcel proposed a rate hike of 10.7 percent in November.
State Questioning Xcel's Bill IncreaseThe state says Xcel Energy is charging Minnesota families too much for electricity.
Franken On Small Business, Egypt, And BowlingSenator Al Franken visited with Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News today.